The Chartered Accountant who did the deceased's tax returns. He suggested he do it as his firm was authorised and when A said he wanted to do it with a friends help this was what he was told that only authorised people can fill in and file the legal forms.
I should make it clear he did not actually say A could not do it he said B could not help him and he did not think he could without the help of B. He would have paid B for his time just in case this makes a difference.
Can you give your opinion on both as B has not said they definitely will but A would want to pay him. B would have to declare anything he was given anyway I presume for tax purposes say as a tip? Neither wants to do anything wrong. If B cannot help he might ask for some paid for assistance from someone with experience but not a solicitor or accountant as he has been rather put off by what he has been told and is a bit miffed by it all/
Sorry for my delay in coming back but I will keep revisiting my computer as often as I can for any response.